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Old 08-12-2010, 11:35 PM
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Not, it's not just you. I was quite surprised to see how much is actually left out of the manual. The DVD is useless as well. Over the years, manuals in general are just less useful. You get the impression that they make the manuals intentionally vague because they think customers, in general, are amoebas and can't turn a freakin' wrench.

Like, I'm still trying to determine why my Ram only has 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW, while it appears that others have 4HI, 4 LOW, etc on the selector. They show both variants in the manual. Was one optional? Do I have the cheapo version? What the frig?

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I don't think you can refer to any of the drive train parts as 'cheapo'. Ever priced out any of it?
There are 2 transfer cases offered in the Ram 1500's. Depending on which model you get...and when it was built....and what the lunar angle in relation to the planetary alignment of Mars and Neptune, will determine which one you get. Fundamentally, they are about the same. The only difference being that one has a 4wd Auto mod that is often misinterpreted as AWD.

4WD Lock = 4 Hi
4WD Low = 4 Low
4WD Auto.....if you have it, locks your front axle (ie makes it live) and the transfer case automatically shifts between 2WD and 4WD on a need by need basis. (It's a little more complicated, but this is how it appears from a driver perspective)

Either way, you have quality transfer case. It's like different truck models have different options. Does mean one is cheaper than the other....just different (ie Big Horn vs Sport).
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You have an ACTUAL manual?

I got a disc
I printed it. Easier to use in the truck than a laptop.....and the battery never goes dead!
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Thanks for the reply on that - very good info.

Nope, I got a user guide and a DVD, but no manual. I downloaded the freebie version from Dodge's site.

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I read on the site here that you can call dodge for a printed copy of your owners manual. I called and spoke to a very friendly person who sent me one, I had it in six days all 600 pages
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